The Emirates Airline statement stated that passenger flights will resume to Sydney from January 25, to Melbourne on January 26, and to Brisbane from January 28.
It also continues to operate regular passenger flights as usual between Dubai and Perth as well as cargo operations to all Australian points.
The Emirati aviation giant said in its statement, “The pandemic has increased the difficulties facing international flights in an unprecedented way, and the restrictions and changing requirements applied by the authorities in various Australian states have added complicating conditions, and imposed more burdens on our operations, which prompted us to temporarily suspend passenger services During our dealings and communications with various parties related to crew protocols and other operational details.
“We have made a decision to resume services with amendments to our operations, so that we can continue to serve our customers,” she added.
“It is now mandatory for all our cabin crew, flight attendants and pilots working on Australian flights to undergo a PCR test 48 hours before the scheduled departure from Dubai,” she said.
“We will conduct checks for them in their homes, and our crew members will observe home quarantine from the moment of the examination until the start of their trips,” she added. With checks being performed on arrival in Australia, and quarantined at the hotel, our crew members will live in a “real bubble” 48 hours before the start of their return flight to Dubai. Although these measures place additional burdens on our crew members and on programming operations and operating costs, we made this decision after careful review and study, and we are grateful to our wonderful crew members for their understanding and support, which enabled us to quickly resume operating passenger services. ”
She added: “As always, we put the safety of our customers and our crews at the top of our priorities, and we work in coordination and cooperation with the competent authorities and health experts in this regard.
At Emirates Airlines, we are keen to serve the large numbers of our Australian customers who are waiting to return to their homes, and we hope that the commercial and operational conditions will allow us to continue to do so. ”
The company continued in its statement: “Our commitment to Australia remains firm as it has always been, and has not changed since 25 years, when Emirates Airlines began serving that country.
We look forward to helping more Australians get to where they want, and we will continue to provide international air transportation services to our customers there according to the highest standards of safety and quality, ”according to Al Ain News.